Avon Centenary showbike debuts at Isle of Man TT
Avon Tyres is continuing its centenary celebrations with a special one-off showbike that made its public debut at this weekend’s Isle of Man TT races. Avon’s UK sales manager Gary Bretherton says: “We wanted to have a machine which truly reflected the modern edge of Avon Tyres and its products and the Yamaha YZF-R6 really fits the bill. The bike itself is fitted with a number of go-faster goodies and of course Avon’s own VP2 Supersport tyres. We have used the bike in posters and other promotional literature quite literally ‘reflecting’ a classic motorcycle from an earlier era. This shows both the proud history of Avon Tyres along with the cutting-edge product that our customers rely on to this day.”
The first chance to see the bike in its basic form came at January’s EXPO trade show, but since then the machine has been treated to a list of mouth-watering aftermarket parts, which include: EK chain and sprocket kit, MIVV exhaust, Pazzo levers, Hel brake lines, R&G Racing tail tidy, flush-fit diamond indicators and integrated rear indicators, BONAMICI rear set footpegs, double-bubble screen, carbon fibre rear hugger, front fender and fuel-tank protector. These parts were kindly supplied by Speedycom and Direct Distribution while Morse’s Motorcycles Yamaha from Weston-super-Mare supplied the bike itself.
The machine is also embellished with the Avon Tyres Centenary logo across its flanks and completed by Avon Tyres’ own VP2 Supersport radials. The completed Avon Tyres Centenary bike will now be seen in all its glory at the Isle of Man TT festival which kicks off with the first races this weekend. During the remainder of 2011, it will be seen at various locations, including shows, rallies and dealer open days.
Avon tyres have been fitted to 13 Supersport and four Production class championship winners on two wheels as well as Isle of Man TT victories on both three and two wheels.